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10 Years of FILTER: Issue #18 Revisited, Getting To Know Animal Collective

By Staff on October 17, 2012


10 Years of FILTER: Issue #18 Revisited, Getting To Know Animal Collective

2012 marks FILTER Magazine's tenth year in print. To celebrate, we are looking back at some of our favorite magazine features, from July 2002’s Issue #1 all the way up to this coming November’s Issue #50.

Getting To Know is a section in the magazine that serves as a good gauge for our predictions of greatness. In FILTER ISSUE #18, released in the Winter of 2005, we introduced you to a once little-known band by the name of Animal Collective. Here is a brief look at their career, then and now.

Getting To Know Recap

ISSUE 18: Holiday 2005

Photo by Atiba

Band: Animal Collective

Where They Were Then: Animal Collective arrived on the scene with stage names as weird as their music. The Baltimore quartet was busy touring the world, headlining international festivals such as the 2005 Reading and Leeds festivals, and freaking out the unprepared with their prefix laden rock and roll.

Where They Are Now: Although founding member Josh Dibb, aka Deakin, stopped touring with the group in 2007 to focus on his solo career, the band has only gotten bigger. AnCo has since released five full-length albums, including the newly-released Centipede Hz, and are still touring the world and headlining everything from All Tomorrow’s Parties to the Guggenheim Museum, to the Hollywood Bowl.

FILTER Said: Truth is, Bulgarian dance, Nepalese folk and awe-inspiring noise are surely better references for the group than anything I could come up with.

They Said: “Once things are recorded we just start moving on, thinking of where we want to go next.”